Amy Schumer (Photo: Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com)
Producer Joey Parnes announced today that Tony Award-nominated playwright and comedy-world icon Steve Martin’s new play, Meteor Shower, will premiere on Broadway this fall in a production starring Emmy Award-winner Amy Schumer in her Broadway debut; Emmy Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key, also in his Broadway debut; Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti; and Alan Tudyk; and directed by four-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks. Previews begin Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Broadway’s Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street). Opening night is set for Wednesday, November 29.
It’s a hot night in Ojai, California, and Corky (Schumer) and her husband Norm (Tudyk) are having another couple over for dinner. Laura (Benanti) and Gerald (Key), though, aren’t looking for a casual evening of polite small talk with new friends. Eventually, the two couples find themselves in a marital free-fall matched in velocity and peril only by the smoldering space rocks tearing through the sky. Entertaining has never been more entertaining than in this “cosmic comedy from the master of the American absurd” (Variety).
The design team for Meteor Shower includes Tony Award-winner Beowulf Borritt (Scenic Design), Tony and Academy Award-winner Ann Roth (Costume Design), six-time Tony Award-winner Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), and two-time Drama Desk Award-winner Fitz Patton (Sound Design). Casting is by David Caparelliotis.
Tickets are currently on sale, and can be purchased via Telecharge.com or by visiting MeteorOnBroadway.com.